Rebecca F. Kuang immigrated to the United States from Guangzhou, China, in 2000. She has a BA in International History from Georgetown University, and she will pursue her graduate degree in Modern Chinese Studies at the University of Cambridge on a Marshall Scholarship in 2018. Her research focuses on Chinese military strategy, collective trauma, and war memorials.
`An outstanding debut'
`A book that will go down as one of the best grimdark/military
fantasy debuts of all time'
`A masterpiece by grimdark's newest and perhaps darkest
FANTASY BOOK REVIEW
`A wholly unique experience'
THE WASHINGTON POST
`R.F. Kuang's fresh approach to magic and hard-hitting story is
a punch to the gut fantasy has needed for a long time. I can't wait
for THE DRAGON REPUBLIC'
Peter V. Brett, bestselling author of The Demon Cycle
`Enthralling from start to finish ... I thought myself prepared.
I was now. R.F. Kuang's debut is a masterful must-read, and I've no
doubt the best is yet to come'
Nicholas Eames, author of KINGS OF THE WYLD
`A blistering, powerful epic of war and revenge that will
captivate you to the bitter end'
Kameron Hurley, author of THE LIGHT BRIDAGE
`Fresh, assured, character-driven fantasy that's choc full of
magic, war, and betrayal. I loved it from start to finish'
Peter Newman, author of THE VAGRANT
`A powerful, emotional journey, compellingly written'
Adrian Tchaikovsky, award-winning author of THE CHILDREN OF TIME
`An original and engrossing tale of the coming of age of a
talented young soldier amid the horrors of invasion and
Anna Stephens, author of GODBLIND
`I so enjoyed The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang ... It is all about
survival, and how a person's will and determination can change the
course of their life. I loved the central character, felt her pain
and her far-too-brief moments of joy, and just loved how Kuang
breathes fresh life into the warrior training school ... Highly
John Gwynne, author of MALICE